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  ABC    ABC2 News at 530PM    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    November 2, 2012
    5:30 - 6:00pm EDT  

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tough time walking them through the trauma. the woman, in her 20s, was jogging in fells point before work when a man with a mask and knife sexually assaulted her. police are planning increase patrols but anyone with next about the attack is being asked to call police immediately. getting you up to the minute on today's top stories. traffic is moving off the hatem bridge after a water main break fort -- forced them to shut down the lanes for 12 hours. it started about 11 last night. workers had to dig up the pipe to replace the section. with the lanes closed, traffic was diverted to interstate 95 and route one. several crews from our area are headed to garrett county and
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new jersey to left those dealing with the mess from sandy. there are 52 ems workers. howard, talbot, washington and harford counties were some of the areas that sent crews. a 12-year-old student at central middle school was caught with two guns in school. school officials said they saw a classmate with a gun on thursday. the school resource officers found an unloaded air pistol after searching the student's locker. the weather is fairly quiet. we did see breaks of sunshine. a couple of plight scattered showers -- light scattered showers have diminished. temperatures 44 in west min
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stemplet 44 4ster -- westminster. rain has been minimal to nonexistent. weir me go hour by hour, breezy, cold west breeze coming in through 5 a.m., 37, a chilly start. dozens killed and millions still without power in new york and new jersey in the wake of superstorm sandy. now that much of the water has drained away people are getting a better look at what's left behind and trying to cope with a new world of nearly freezing temperatures and total darkness. >> lost everything. you do the best you can. >> even in areas with power, there are, extremely long lines. there are not many gas stations open and those that have are not -- have not gotten back to normal. many drivers are spending hours
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trying to fill up with a tank of gas. officials say the storm is on track to be the second costliest storm in u.s. hirks with an estimated damage of some $50 billion. that brings us to tonight's hot topic. the new york city marathon has been canceled. earlier today mayor michael bloomberg said the race was a go because it brought in so much resource but critics were opposed because resources would be diverted from those who need it. well, it is now the most expensive cam pain in maryland ever. it is question seven. the stakes on the table will make the campaign funding look like chum change.
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>> table games, craps, roulette, poker, back ca rack and blackjack. it could lead to an incredible amount of haven't and jobs or so say those who want question seven to pass. >> i think the table gaming is a huge add to the gambling in maryland. i used to do a lot of business in las vegas. i always said to then mayor o'malley and then governor o'malley, if you want to see a big cat that less for change, look at what's happening in connecticut. >> reporter: credentials are no joke. he's been involved in really big projects like building columbia maryland and casino developments all across the nation. his nation h been to get the
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casino up and running complete with table games. the one part is a new casino in prince george's county. jack quip lynn goodall says it only benefits the developers. she said question 7 will not only expand gambling but one of the sites is half a mill away from forest park, a town where she's the mayor. >> i have a problem with the fact they're going to put a casino in the middle of a highly densely populated established neighborhood and by doing so, they're going to negatively impact this community. all the studies show if you're within a mile of a casino, the larger the casino, the more the impact is going to be. >> mayor goodall said it would increase the need for police and reduce the property tax value by
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$6 million that it's a ploy to get people to vote for it. when it comes to jobs, she said that's laughable. the pool of high paying dealer jobs are small. >> a lot of the jobs that i have seen in my experience with casinos will go to security guards, will go to those who do the housekeeping president and all of them -- housekeeping and all of them are low wage jobs. >> dearing said the casino jobs aren't the only thing on the table, that it would lead to growth in the entire area just south of town. it's not just about gambling but
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bringing in nongambling with restaurants and homes along the water. >> if you this morning about where it's located, the area adjacent as access to the water. it would be con convenient for those working in the casino, have a high amenity value. the people have to live somewhere. it's a great fit for the mayor's initiative. these are jobs that pay $50,000 to $60,000 a year. >> in the end this is a big gamble for everyone. it ask rase lot for voters. one, gaming to praise -- raise ref knew, add table games, increase video lot re terminals, add a sixth license in pg county. this has been the most expensesive in the state with $40 million being spent from
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both sides, a lot of it from outside of maryland. you'll see at least one commercial on the hair either one or against this issue. in the end it comes down to not just what you think about gambling but what you want from it. table games, ed cage, jobs, a sixth casino and, yeah, more slots. there are many sides. the goal is to get it built with table games. >> i don't think people are focused on the spinoff benefits that you're going to see from adding particularly a casino in baltimore. if this caws is done right -- casino is done right, it could have an effect. >> and the mayor said her goal is to not cripple her town. >> when we look at the people addicted to it and what the cost is and how are we going to pay for this, it's more than that
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$425 per machine. it's going to affect families. >> at last tally, spending on question 7 has gone over the $50 million mark. for more, go to our website, abc2news.com. >> car makers make all sorts of claims about gas mileage. >> two companies have to put their money where their mouths were. which car owners will be getting money back. >> and clothes that you never wear out. we'll show you how to change them. >> i'm abc2 chief meteorologist. a chilly night under the clouds. what does the weekend hold? we'll talk about that straight ahead.
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it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben.
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by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message.
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despite a small change, stocks closed the day lower. the dow jones industrial average fell 139. the nasdaq closed at 2982. the s&p 500 fell 13 to close at
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1414. if you own a high hyundai or a kia, you may be getting a debit card on the way. both manufacturers had been overstating their vehicle's efficiency. they will have to change the mileage claims on the window stickers and will be sending drivers debit cards each year to make up the difference in gas. the makers called them the best adult toy but they are a hazard to toys. the company which made the magnetic toys won't be making them anymore after baseless and relentless badgering. they were sued saying the toys posed a danger to kids who said kids were ingesting them. they decided to stop selling
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them. maybe they're too birks too small. we've all got clothes in our closet we never wear. now you can turn your threads into cold hard cash it's called trade z. the site can help you sell your second hand fashions from the smartphone or web. when it sells, they get 9%. you got to keep the rest. three days to go until election day. both candidates are pulling out all the stops. plus, you can skip the knife and still get a face-lift. how you can lose wrinkles by looking kind of silly. the machine showed me a map of my feet,
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now to democracy 2012, the
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october jobs report came out, the last report before voters head to the polls on tuesday. tory dunnan has more. how is it playing out on the campaign trail? >> reporter: considering the jobs report came out the friday before election day, it definitely matters, which candidate you ask. >> america will come roaring back. >> we'll win this election. >> reporter: it's perhaps the last unknown before election day, one last chance for momentum to swing one way or the other. what we got is more mixed news. >> the same course we have been on mr. not lead to a better destination. >> we have made real progress oar 171,000 jobs were created last month. that's more than economists predicted. take a look at this. the unemployment rate slightly picked up from 7.8% to 7.9%. the unemployment rate in key battleground states -- states
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like florida as well as nevada and colorado are above the national average but other key swing states like iowa or ohio are below the national average. now the big question remains -- are voters still frustrated. >> companies held more workers in october. >> unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: there's good news and bad news. the candidates are trying to convince -- spinet numbers. >> this was another busy day on the campaign trail. take us through some of the highlights from today. >> reporter: earlier today mitt romney spoke in wisconsin and he called this his closing argument. >> words are cheap. a record is real and it's earned.
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real change is not measured in words. real change is measured in achiefments and four years ago candidate obama promised so very much but he's fallen. >> reporter: as for the president he argues it comes down to trust. >> you may be frustrated sometimes by the pace of change but you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. you know i will fight for your families every single day. you know that. >> reporter: as if there wasn't enough political news out there today there's this brand-new cnn/orc that shows president obama has a slight lead over mitt romney so it's a dead heat there. >> thank you for that report. >> four square is trying to do
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its part to get people to vote. it's launched a new app called "i voted." app users must have a primary four square account to use this service. all right. i'm wyatt everhart. we continue to watch the clouds streaming in out of the north and west. mostly cloudy skies. our view from charm city one. how about mt. airy. mostly cloudy most of the day, but some breaks of sun, giving you the idea that sandy is starting to lose her grip in terms of the clouds and come winds it. was breezy and it will continue to be. enjoy the last two late sun sets. we know what happens sunday. we'll end daylight saving time. as a result gain an hour of sleep. the sunset will be close to 5:00
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as opposed to 6:04. right now 50 degrees. a few more photos from sandy. maryland national guard rescuing people. imagine being without your power days later and under 30 inches of wet snow. current winds from the west, northwest around 15 to 230. we've seen gusts higher than that, so a breezy weather scenario. it's cool. it feels more like late november, early decemr. statistically we'll be in the low to mid-60s. 40s on the map. a couple of showers over northern maryland earlier today, very, very light rain. you probably didn't see much, maybe a few drops. otherwise, things will continue to slowly improve here into the day tomorrow. i think we'll see decent
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sunshine around, maybe more sun, maybe a dry area working in from the south and west but a new weather system which we think will stay south of us as we go into sunday but this could bring additional clouds. i think we'll see a good mix with some sunshine. boy, the cold air will keep funneling in out of the north and west. saturday struggling to get out of the 40s. maybe warmer. we m get into the 50s being but much of the overnight will be in the 40s through the weekend. sandy is mixing out to the north. the last remaining swirl, up by james bay still bringing in a cool flow. as we look to next week, yes, the possibility of another coast aloe. this is wednesday into thursday. this is after election day. the potential is there for some rain and some wind and maybe some wet snowflakes. we'll see. tonight down to 37, partly
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cloudy, cold, breezy conditions. as we look at the two-degree guarantee, sun mixed with clouds. don't forget as we go into sunday to set those clocks back. 2ham mr. become 1 a.m. fall back. monday 52 coming out of the weekend. low 50s. most of the early parts of the weekend will be in the 40s. you'll want to dress warm as you head out to the mall or wherever your plans take you. if you're going out into the evening, you want to dress warm. right now the voting record is looking good for tuesday. >> got to love that. coming up, all brand-new spanking new, everyone pitching in. the financial help victims are being offered and tearing down homes to make neighborhoods
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safer. we'll tell you more and how it's helping the community. those stories and lot more coming up. now a preview of what's ahead at 6:30. >> what drives barack obama and mitt romney, not just as candidates but people. diane sawyer, inside the oval office. a portrait of the the candidates.
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forget face-lifts. what if you can ditch those
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wrinkles with yoga. it will give you an all natural lift. women are skipping the knife and getting face yoga which involves these stretches. experts say as silly as it looks there is some science around it because the yoga produces collagen. >> you'll have a beneficial effect. >> experts say there are techniques involved. demand is growing in new york. classes are devoted simply to mastering this form of yoga. a woman assaulted while jogging in fells point. we're live at police headquarters. that story and more coming up on abc2 news at 6, which starts right now. three water main breaks in